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macbeth act 4 study guide
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what are some of the items the witches put in the cauldron to cast their spell
eyes of newt
toe of a frog
wool of bat
tongue of dog
finger of birth/strangled baby
what is the final ingredient in the cauldron? explain how this could be foreshadowing.
baboon blood, and the blood could simulate the killing of people.
who arrives to question the witches?
what are the three apparitions that appear and what are the messages?
1) (armed head)beware Macduff
2)(bloody child) no human born of women can kill Macbeth
3)(child with crown and tree) Macbeth is safe until Birnam Woods attacks
how does Macbeth respond to the messages about his future?
he responds to the first one with thanks, then the second he is going to kill Macduff anyways, and the third he blows it off.
what is the final apparition?
Banquo holding a mirror with children's reflections with crowns.( Banquo's children will be king)
how does Macbeth react to the vision?
he gets mad because the prophecy can and will come true.
what does Macbeth plan to do in Macduff's absence?
he is going to his castle and slaughter his family and servants.
how has Macbeth's attitude about killing changed through out the play?
he isn't afraid to kill anyone in his way.
Macbeth doesn't see Macduff as a threat after hearing the new prophesies. why does that make his plan concerning Macduff's family seem especially evil?
because he isn't even there to protect his family and it isn't necessary if Macduff is not a threat to him.
why is Lady Macduff so upset?
macduff left her home alone with their kids with no protection. (he also didn't explain the significance of him leaving)
what is the extended metaphor in lines 6-13 in scene 2 act 4?
that Macduff is a bird, flying, leaving. leaving the small mother bird to protect her family.
why does Lady macduff tell her son that his father is dead?
she is feeling betrayed
how does the son try to protect his father's honor?
that he isn't dead, he is an honorable man, he is not a traitor
is this scene (act 4 scene 2) supposed to be n angry argument or as a joking conversation?
joking conversation (comic relief)
summarize the messenger's speech (act 4 scene 2)
"you are in danger" "you need to leave immediately"
summarize lady macduff's response in lines 72-78 in act 4 scene 2.
I haven't done anything wrong why should I leave.
what happens when the murders enter?
they burst in and murder the son(stabbing him and Macduff's entire family is slaughtered)( bloody massacre)
according to macduff in lines 2-8 act 4 scene 3, what is happening in Scotland under king Macbeth?
it is falling apart
what is Malcolm afraid of in his speech to macduff in lines 14-17 act 4 scene 3
the tyrant(Macbeth) has never done anything to you maybe you want to offer me to Macbeth.
list the images Macduff uses to describe Scotland under Mabeth's rule.
bleed Scotland bleed.
sinking beneath the yolk
weeps each new day a gash is added to the wounds
why is suggesting Scotland as "bloody" a good description?
because it is a blood bath with all the killings, everyone is dying.
how does Malcolm describe himself to Macduff?
he would be worse than Macbeth would ever be, he would be a terrible leader.
is Malcolm truly evil or is this a test for Macduff?
1. he likes women, macduff says that is bad but you are young and there are a bunch of women.
2. he is greedy, takes everything from everyone, macduff responds we will get through it.
3.he says he will commit a bunch of crimes that he is none of those things. Macduff get upset because he sees he really isn't fit to be king.
what is Malcolm suggesting by lines "[I] unspeakable my own destruction?"
that he didn't mean the thing he had just said. basically he was joking.
lots of people have come to get him for Macbeth. he already has an army and he is ready to fight.
why does ross tell Macduff his family is "at peace" instead of telling him they are dead(were murdered)?
he says they are at peace because he wants him to focus on getting Macbeth off the throne.
how does macduff react when he finally is told of his family's murder?
he has a bunch of disbelief, shock, struggling to believe, he blames himself, he wasn't there.
do you think Macduff should take any responsibility for his family's murder?
no because he did what he thought was right. he had no reason to believe his family was in danger and would be slaughtered.
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